As always, for your reading enjoyment this week, just click on the name of the newsletter or venue to be taken directly to it. Some of the events planned are highlighted below but be sure to follow the links to insure that you are not missing out on any events that may be of special interest to you.
Do you have outdated prescription or over-the-counter medications that you want to get rid of? Don’t flush these medications down the toilet – it pollutes the water supply; don’t throw them away because they will end up in a landfill and may be consumed by wildlife. There is a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted medications. Bring your unwanted medication – no liquids, needles or injectable medication – to the secure drop box in the lobby at the Northville Township Police Department at 41600 Six Mile Road. There is no paperwork required and the bin can be accessed 24/7. When the drop box is full, collections are picked up for disposal by the Drug Enforcement Authority.
215 West Cady Street/(248) 344-0497/www.northvillearthouse.org
Contagious Curiosity – January 5 – January 27th – Tuesday-Friday 12 – 5 pm and Saturday 12 – 4 pm
Contagious Curiosity features paintings, drawings andphotographs by Todd Burroughs, adjunct professor at theCollege of Creative Studies, with art students and instructors from Metro Detroit. Each work reveals classical techniques developed in European ateliers during the 18th Century.
NORTHVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Mill Race Historical Village/Old School Church/215 Griswold St./http://www.millracenorthville.org/
What You Leave Behind - Your Cyber Legacy – Wednesday, January 24 – 7:00 pm
This lecture will explore changes over time in how personal effects have been passed on from generation to generation. What has changed in the way we approach our legacy? How does personal computer and cloud storage of personal data affect your legacy? What will you leave behind and who will have access? What are the consequences of use agreements you have entered into in regards to your digital assets? Can you control the access and use of items you have put online using social media?
INSPIRE – NORTHVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS NEWSLETTER
Community Center/303 W Main St/248- 349-4140
Tenderly—The Rosemary Clooney Musical—Meadowbrook Theater – Wed, February 21st – 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
From a humble Midwestern childhood in Northern Kentucky to topping the charts for nearly five decades, the story of Rosemary Clooney’s remarkable journey is
the focal point of the next production at Meadowbrook theater. The trip includes transportation, show ticket, and lunch at Kruse and Muer in Rochester, before the
show. Choose from 3 entrée items: Raspberry Chicken Salad, Tortellini & Grilled Chicken Ala Crème, or Broiled Lemon Crumb Scrod.
Registration deadline: January 17th
Valentine’s Day Tea – Northville Community Center – February 14th – 11 am to 1 pm
Celebrate love and friendship by dining with Victoria’s Tea Salon at the Northville Community Center. This Valentine Day themed tea will include 4 types of tea sandwiches, 3 types of desserts, a cream scone and tea. Real China place settings, linens and a professional harpist will round out this lovely luncheon.
Registration deadline: Jan. 29th
Northville Senior Lunch
Get together with your friends or make new ones by signing up to go out to lunch with other Northville Seniors. A local Restaurant will be chosen and reserved for the group. This social group meets once a month at 11:30 a.m. Please Register at the Senior Desk. You will receive a confirmation phone call before the event but you must register in order to be included in the group reservation. Meet at the designated restaurant on the day and time of the lunch. Transportation and payment for your meal is on your own.
Upcoming Dates & Restaurants
Jan. 18: Steve & Rockies
Feb. 22: The Garage
Mar. 21: Center Street Grill
Friday Flicks – Friday, January 19th – 1 pm
Going In Style
Cheated out of their pensions, three elderly friends decide to extract justice from the system by robbing a bank and then heading for Las Vegas. But their grand plan starts to fall apart when a dogged FBI agent picks up their trail. Cast: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin
DSO Debussy: La Mer & Faun – Friday – February 23rd – 9:45 am to 2:45 pm
In La Mer, Debussy captures the elemental essence of the seas and expresses it through music; the transparent stillness of morning, the darkness of murky depths, and the power of surging tides through orchestral waves of sound. Lunch on your own will follow the show at Hudson Café. $40
Registration deadline January 31st
DSO – Blockbuster Broadway – Friday March 9th – 9:45 am to 2:45 pm
You’ll find musical hits behind every Broadway blockbuster. An acclaimed cast of Broadway artists perform show-stopping songs you love from the great musicals, including WICKED, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISÉRABLES, and THE LION KING. It’s the ultimate show-tune extravaganza! Lunch will be on your own at Downtown Louis after the show. $63
Registration deadline January 31st
Monet: Framing Life at the DIA – Thursday March 1st – 10 am to 3: 30 pm
This intimate exhibition focuses on an important painting in the DIA collection – Rounded Flower Bed and 10 other Monet and fellow impressionist artist. The exhibition presents a more comprehensive story about the creation of Monet’s body of work. Enjoy the first two hours on your own with a self guided tour on the permanent collection and lunch at the museum from 11am-1pm, from 1-2:30pm explore the Monet exhibit and complete the day with cookies and
coffee at 2:30pm.
Registration deadline February 7th
NORTHVILLE DISTRICT LIBRARY
212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020
Learn What’s NEW on your Apple iPad and iPhone with iOS 11 – Thursday, January 18th – 7 to 9 pm
Bring your iPad or iPhone and learn all of the newest updates to Apple iOS 11. iPad and iPhone must be updated with the latest operating system iOS 11. Register by clicking here.
TIPPING POINT THEATRE
361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003
Every Brilliant Thing – January 18th thru February 25th – 8:00 pm
The funniest play about depression you’ll ever see .The list began after her first attempt. A list of everything brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for:
1. Ice cream.
2. Water fights.
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.
4. The color yellow.
5. Things with stripes.
It’s a story that’s as heartwarming as it is discussion-worthy, and it’ll leave theatre-goers better off for having experienced it. The Guardian called the play “Heart-wrenching, hilarious… possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.” For ticket information click here.
LL7 Latin Jazz – Saturday, March 10th – 7 pm
From the kicked-up spice of Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa to chilling with the flavor of Miles, LL7 puts energy and excitement into jazz! This 7-piece group presents an exciting mix of both Latin and straight-ahead jazz, with an emphasis on rich arrangements. LL7 features sax, trumpet and trombone, driven by the rhythmic pulse of piano, along with acoustic bass, drums and Latin percussion. Click HERE and give them a listen! For ticket information click here.
PLYMOUTH DISTRICT LIBRARY
223 South Main, Plymouth/734-453-0750
Senior Writing Group – Tuesday, January 16th – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Seniors can share and preserve their life stories with the guidance of Plymouth author, Jane Saylor. No previous writing experience is necessary!
Chess Club – Tuesday, January 23rd – 3:30 t0 5:30 pm
Drop-in to our All Ages Chess Club. All ability levels welcome. We meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library.
THE VILLAGE THEATRE AT CHERRY HILL
50400 Cherry Hill, Canton/734-394-5300
Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Concert – Saturday – January 20th – 7: 30 – 9:30 pm
Experience the Simon and Garfunkel nine piece cover band as The Village Theater is magically transformed into Central Park to transport you back to 1981. Audience members will be able to enjoy themed food and lobby events from the early 80’s. Order Tickets here.
DSO Pops Series: The Nashville Songbook – Friday January 19th @ 10: 45 am – Saturday January 20th @ 8 pm
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center – Orchestra Hall/3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit/(313) 576-5111/http://www.dso.org
With her stunning voice and charismatic stage presence, acclaimed entertainer Mandy Barnett and her band revisit the greatest country and pop standards to come out of Music City. The celebrated star of Always…Patsy Cline, Mandy is the perfect artist to pay tribute to the songs that made Nashville famous, joined by the lush, rich sound of the DSO.